From the Divide County Journal, Crosby North Dakota
Dated Wednesday, January 11, 1961
Typed just as it appeared in the original newspaper, including any/all typos.
Early Portal Farmer Died in California
Death came on Christmas Day to one of he early day settlers of the Portal area- Joseph
Sobeck, who passed away at North Sacramento, Calif., at the age of 92 years. The funeral
services and burial was at North Sacramento.
Born Sept. 19th, 1869, at Winona, Minn., he spent his early life in that community
where he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Annie Schuman.
In 1902, they homesteaded in the Portal-Lignite area, where they were engaged in
farming for many years. They sold out and moved to North Sacramento, Calif., in 1951,
where they resided with a son, Elmer. Mrs. Sobeck died a few years ago and is also buried
Surviving are five sons and a daughter, Elmer of North Sacramento, Calif., William of
St. Petersburg, Fla., Carl of Riverdale, N.J., Edward and Arthur, both of Wayne, N. J.,
and Mrs. Della Meyer of North Sacramento, Calif. A brother Roman Sobeck lives at Winona,
Minn., and seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive.
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